Richard Dimick Jenks
Memorial Prize for Excellence in
Software Engineering applied to Computer Algebra
1937 -- 2003
The purpose of the Jenks Prize is to recognize outstanding software engineering
contributions in the field of computer algebra and to encourage future
excellence in such research and development. The prize is named in memory of
Richard Dimick Jenks who, during his life and professional career,
provided leadership to the computer algebra community and made important
contributions to software engineering applied to algebraic computation.
The prize will be awarded bi-annually in even numbered years. The first
prize was awarded in 2004. Henceforth, a competition will be carried out
every other year.
As of the Summer of 2006, the prize is now officially
named the ACM SIGSAM Richard Dimick Jenks Memorial Prize.